Margaret A. Lawson

A main focus of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is to ensure the safety of the United States food supply.

U.S. agriculture is a $200-billion business, $1-trillion when infrastructure, land, and other assets are included. Annual exports total more than $55 billion. The U.S. is the largest producer of food and agricultural products in the world, with more than 500,000 farms; 6,000 …

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